Most of us are familiar with the convenience store 7-Eleven. Most of us may also remember the popular slogan ‘it’s a store and more’. However, how many of us actually view 7-Eleven of being more than a simple store to buy items like bottled drinks, potato chips and breathe mints? The answer is simple. Very little.
Recently however, 7-Eleven has decided to revamp their image and is updating itself to a one stop shop where hot meals and multiple services are available.
New counter services include:
– Cash withdrawal service hosted by three of Singapore’s largest banks – UOB, OCBC and POSB/DBS – which is available with the purchase of any item.
– New wave payment modes like Android Pay, Apple Pay, Visa PayWave, etc.
– 7-Connect Lockers – a collection station for parcels from online shopping activities
– 7-Connect Kiosks – self-help machines for quicker, more efficient bill payment which are being rolled out at outlets through 2017 and which will compliment counter bill payment services.
In addition to the newly introduced technological aspect of 7-Eleven, the chain has also recently unveiled a myriad of instant prepared meals which are big on taste, and low on waiting time (all you have to do is microwave it).
More than 40 varieties of ready-to-eat (RTE) meals will soon be unveiled across the country till end 2017.
Aside from these selected options, RTE desserts such as chocolate lava cake will also be made available.
Along with a range of sandwiches. Muslim readers will also be delighted to know that all locally produced RTEs are Halal certified.
I thoroughly enjoyed the braised duck rice and hanjuku lava egg and they come up as top favorites on the list. Both were extremely spot on in flavour and authenticity.
So readers, the next time you feel that you do not have enough time for a decent meal but would still like something hot and filling in your stomachs, do check out the nearest 7-Eleven store near you. “There’s always 7-Eleven”.
*This is a collaborated post in partnership with 7-Eleven Singapore.